Rendering of the Western Stock Show Association Legacy building courtesy of Tryba Architects

The Legacy Building will be a multi-use building facility consisting of approximately 115,000 GSF in a 4-story structure built immediately adjacent to, and integrated with, the new NWC Livestock Center (being built by the City and County of Denver).

Legacy Building Program Description

The design of the building reflects the long-standing western heritage of the Stock Show and provides a distinctive new home for the Western Stock Show Association (WSSA). The building will include a state-of-the-art workplace environment and support unique programming reflective of the educational, arts, heritage, and hospitality functions critical to the mission and values of the Association. A robust palette of natural and recycled materials will provide continuity with the legacy of the Stock Show and a sense of connection to the architectural language of the rural west. A carefully articulated and expressive building form will establish a dynamic civic gateway onto the NWC Campus and celebrate the vital role of the Association and the Stock Show into the future.

The Legacy Building will house a variety of spaces and uses as described below. The Capital Campaign is actively and continuously fundraising, and the working titles of many of the spaces below will eventually be updated as a part of the donor recognition program.

Ground Level Welcome Area and Public Engagement

  • Entry/Circulation – approximately 4,500 SF grand entry area serving as a connection to the ground floor amenities, and able to serve as pre-function gathering space
  • Art Gallery – approximately 3,800 SF art gallery exhibition space for the WSSA’s permanent collection of western art; includes art curator workspaces and offices
  • Heritage Center – approximately 1,600 SF of interpretive space for displaying artifacts and offering educational programming about the 100+ year history of the National Western Stock Show
  • Saloon – approximately 1,400 SF of space to serve as a future Saloon; final configuration and responsibility for build-out is TBD
  • Parking – approximately 18 stalls of at-grade covered parking under the 2nd floor for guests, VIPs and handicap accessibility; additional parking to be provided at-grade near the building
  • Service Core – MEP spaces, access to service elevator, walk-in cooler, freezer & dry storage to support the kitchen at the club level

Conference Level

  • Board Room – providing space for the WSSA Board and other special group meeting needs
  • Conference Suite – providing flexible space for small and medium size meetings and events
  • Flexible Conference Space – of approximately 10,000 SF that can connect through to the concourse level of the Livestock Arena and provide space for a variety of events from trade show, to presentations/meetings, to banquets; with adjacent storage space

Office Level

  • WSSA Administration Offices – for administrative staff of approximately 30 (60 during Stock Show), expandable to support the anticipated future growth of the Stock Show including a fitness room, meeting rooms, exhibitor and member services, storage, and workrooms.

National Western Club Level

  • Pre-function area – approximately 5,400 SF gathering space with a bar, views and access to an outdoor terrace to support events in adjacent Club and Lounge spaces
  • National Western Club – approximately 10,000 SF space that can seat up to 750 for dining events; includes a private dining suite, gathering spaces around monumental fireplaces, and four bars; creates a premium suite experience by providing views through a wall of glass down into the Livestock Arena
  • Western Lounge – approximately 2,200 SF gathering space for members during Stock Show and providing a unique pre-function or event space year-round; connection to the National Western Club, the pre-function area, and the outdoor Western Terrace; includes a bar area and bar storage
  • Western Terrace – a large outdoor gathering and event space providing a connection to the main plaza, views of the grounds and Rocky Mountains to the west.
  • Kitchen – fully functional commercial kitchen and support spaces


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For general information, to make a donation, or for press inquiries, contact:

Angela Lieurance – Director of the Capital Campaign  303.919.5214

Construction information :

Joe Ostmeyer, The Wells Partnership – Vice President  303.892.6662

Erin Ross, The Wells Partnership – Senior Project Manager 303-892-6662

Andy Jochem, National Western Stock Show – Construction Logistics Manager  303-296-6977

Nathan Wilks, Saunders Construction – Construction Manager  303.386.9149

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